The History

The Portuguese way of life!

The story of Periquita is interwoven with the story of José Maria da Fonseca itself, beginning in the 1820s when the founding father of the company, José Maria da Fonseca arrived in Lisbon and bought several local properties. One such purchase,most probably in 1846, was Cova da Periquita. It was on that property that José Maria da Fonseca planted red grapes of the Castelão variety, which he brought most probably from the province of Ribatejo. Although we are not sure when the first vintage was produced we are certain that by 1850 Periquita was already being made.

The Periquita Reserva represents the true Periquita tradition as well as a vision for the future. The Castelão, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Francesa indigenous grape varieties, provide Periquita Reserva character, sweet aroma and complexity.


Periquita

Reserva

2015
Periquita Reserva represents a blend between the true and original Periquita tradition and a vision for the future.

The Winemaker

Domingos Soares Franco

Domingos Soares Franco, Winemaker and Vice President, studied viticulture and enology in Davis, California. After graduation he joined the company in the 1980s and, being one of the most innovative of the new generation of Portuguese winemakers, brought significant changes to the style of his wines.


Reviews

 
2012 Vintage:

/ Sakura International Festival
/ Medalha de Prata

 
2012 Vintage:

/ The Wine Advocate
/ 85 pts

 
2011 Vintage:

/ Revista Wine
/ 16.5 pts

 
2009 Vintage:

/ Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012
/ Gold Medal

 
2008 Vintage:

/ Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011
/ Silver Medal

 
2008 Vintage:

/ Decanter Wine Awards 2011
/ Bronze Medal

 
2008 Vintage:

/ International Wine & Spirits Awards 2011
/ Bronze Medal

 
2008 Vintage:

/ Wine Spectator
/ 85 pts


Grape varieties
casta

56%
Castelão

casta

24%
Touriga
Nacional

casta

20%
Touriga
Francesa

Vintage Information

Region

mapa

SETÚBAL PENÍNSULA

Type of soil

solo arenoso

Sandy

Wine production

producao

998.000
liters

Bottling

engarrafamento

2017
March

Analyses

13.2% Alcohol

5.85gr/l Total Acidity

3.47 pH

Aging

8
months
in French and American
oak

Vinification

7
days

26C°
with full skin contact

Storage

12C°

60%
humidity

Shelf life

8
years
after bottling

Serving suggestions

14C°
serve